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The Vicksburg police department got the OK Monday from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to increase its force by one. Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong asked to raise the staffing model from 80 to 81 officers. The department has 72 officers and plans to hire eight more as soon as next month, Armstrong said. “We have an officer who’s been on military leave since 2005, and he’s worked six months during that time period,” Armstrong told the board. “We got notice last week that he has been activated for another year, and his salary

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1620: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower go ashore for the first time at presentday Plymouth, Mass. 1860: American Zionist leader Henrietta Szold, founder of the Jewish women’s group Hadassah, is born in Baltimore. 1940: Author F. Scott Fitzgerald dies in Hollywood, Calif., at age 44. 1945: Gen. George S. Patton dies in Heidelberg, Germany, of injuries from a car accident. 1958: Charles de Gaulle is elected to a seven-year term as the first president of the Fifth Republic of France. 1968: Apollo 8 is launched on a mission to orbit the moon. 1971: The U.N. Security Council chooses Kurt Waldheim to succeed U Thant as SecretaryGeneral.

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Instructions on handling emergencies ending today Mississippi Emergency Management officials were expected to tie up loose ends today with more instructions on a countywide emergency management plan for Vicksburg and Warren County. Two days of point-by-point instruction from the state two weeks ago nailed down most responses from local government during major storms and chemical accidents, such as firefighting, handling hazardous materials and search and rescue capability. Talks came days after Mayor Paul Winfield proposed to dissolve the city’s emergency management department in streamlining efforts. Today’s workshop with the state and city legal and planning department officials will deal with duties during natural gas and utility-related incidents, as well as housekeeping points like nonprofit coordination and types of disasters the final draft will specify, Warren

Scott Hosemann, top right, shakes hands with Miskelly Furniture general manager Burt Bell while thanking him for furniture donated for the Hosemann family, who lost all their belongings in a fire Dec. 1. Looking on are Hosemann’s wife, Tammy, and the youngest of their three children, 2-year-old Sarah Katherine. Scott Hosemann, who suffered burns and smoke inhalation in the fire, was released from River Region Medical Center during the weekend. On Monday, the family was given furniture for two bedrooms and the living room of their new apartment and, from other groups, food, cash and household items. At right, family friend Phyllis Smith holds Sarah Katherine up for a close look at the Christmas tree.

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Port panel stalls on demolition By Danny Barrett Jr. The year will end without a public offer from the Warren County Port Commission to take down or remove the Ceres Plantation House, as the panel on Monday chose informal channels to find out how much it’ll cost. Since the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees decided in October to drop a move to designate the Civil

War-era farmhouse a Mississippi Landmark, the commission has wavered over how to remove the house and surrounding structures, which would free up 41 acres at the 1,290-acre Ceres industrial park at Flowers. Supported in principle just 10 days after preservationists nixed the protection idea, commissioners have bogged down on crafting how they want to haul the house from the property. Asbestos removal from the home

is likely, as is more requests for its hardwood flooring. Instead of spelling out a task description, commissioners have asked county engineering firm ABMB Engineers to send out broad definitions to the demolition industry in hopes of catching a low price. “We’re saying draw up the guidelines and come back and get with the different entities that can do this kind of work,” chairman Johnny file•The Vicksburg Post

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U.S. population growth slowing down, census will show


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WASHINGTON — If government estimates hold true, the closely watched 2010 census will show America’s once-torrid population growth dropping to its lowest level in seven decades. In Congress, the steady migration to the South and West should be a boon for Repub-

licans, with GOP-leaning states led by Texas picking up House seats. The Census Bureau was to release today the first results from the once-a-decade government count, figures that will be used to reapportion the 435 House seats among the 50 states. The numbers trigger a high-stakes process wherein the dominant

party in each state redraws the election map, shaping the political landscape for the next 10 years. Census estimates provided this month based on birth and death records place the 2010 count somewhere between 305.7 million and 312.7 million, up from 281.4 million in 2000. That range means U.S. growth over the

previous decade would be at a slower pace than the 13.2 percent increase from 1990 to 2000. Demographers believe the official 2010 count will be 308.7 million or lower, putting U.S. growth at around 9 percent, the lowest since the 1940 census. That is the decade in which the Great Depression slashed the population

growth rate by more than half, to 7.3 percent. The U.S. is still growing quickly relative to other developed nations. The population in France and England each increased roughly 5 percent over the past decade, while in Japan the number is largely unchanged and See Census, Page A2.


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Ceres Continued from Page A1. Moss said, voicing the vague directive to county engineer John McKee. “And come up with the best guess at what we think is the best proposal. Then we’ll decide what we’ve gotta do.� Delta City-based Bell Demolition & Environmental Services quoted the commission $14,400 to take asbestos out of the main house and other structures on the plantation house property, project manager Katrina Shirley said. The quote didn’t cover any razing or a move to another location. Port commissioners also balked at the idea of amending its budget for the job unless a clearer cost picture emerged, instead OK’ing advertising for a new billboard to replace a weath-

Census in Germany the population is declining. China grew at about 6 percent; Canada’s growth rate is roughly 10 percent. “We have a youthful population that will create population momentum through a large number of births, relative to deaths, for years to come,� said Mark Mather, an associate vice president at the Population Reference Bureau, a private firm in Washington that analyzes census data. The declining growth rate since 2000 is due partly to the economic meltdown in 2008, which brought U.S. births and illegal immigration to a near standstill compared with previous years. The 2010 count represents the number of people — citizens as well as legal and illegal immigrants — who called the U.S.


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their home on April 1 this year. Politically, Texas stands to gain up to four seats due to a burgeoning Hispanic population and a diversified economy that held up relatively well during the recession, according to projections by outside analysts using census estimates. Other expected winners are GOP-leaning Arizona and Florida, which could add one or two seats. In all, roughly 18 states would be affected, gaining or losing seats. Among the projections: • Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah and Washington would each gain a seat. • Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania would lose single seats. • The fastest growing states

Madison Parish Sheriff’s Basketball Tournament — Jan. 22-23; deadline to enter, Jan. 12; Lt. Robert Thompson, 318-341-1029 or 318-5143130; no high school students. Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Wednesday; story time for preschool and toddlers; closed Friday-Dec. 27; 700 Veto St. Visits With Santa — 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Outlets at Vicksburg. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — Wednesday’s meeting canceled; will resume Dec. 29; 601-638-0011. Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m. chair exercises; 1 p.m., bingo; 1:30, knitting class with Brenda Harrower; 2:30, canasta; Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge; closed Friday. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; closed Saturday.

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City woman charged with embezzlement A Vicksburg woman arrested Monday was charged with embezzlement, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Angela A. Williams, 38, 127 Redhawk Road, is accused of taking a deposit bag containing an undisclosed amount of money on Dec. 14 from Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chicken Restaurant in the 1300 block of Clay Street, Sgt. Williams said. Williams was arrested on a warrant at the restaurant early Monday morning. Williams was released from the Warren County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond.

Greenville man held for probation violation are Nevada, Arizona and Utah. The slowest, Michigan, Louisiana and Rhode Island. The stakes are high. States on the losing end today might have little recourse to challenge the numbers. The release of state apportionment numbers is the first set of numbers from the 2010 census. Beginning in February, the Census Bureau will release population and race breakdowns. Louisiana, Virginia, New Jersey and Mississippi will be among the first states to receive redistricting data. The 2010 census results also are used to distribute more than $400 billion in annual federal aid and will change each stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electoral College votes beginning in the 2012 presidential election.

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parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wastewater lagoon ran $16,691 at the end of last fiscal year, according to port documents. The house dates to the 1830s and was built on land owned by the U.G. Flowers family until 1986, when it was purchased by the county along with the rest of the industrial parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acreage. After eight months of off-and-on public and private debate â&#x20AC;&#x201D; spiced by a drive led by out-of-state developers to turn it into a 19th centurythemed bed and breakfast â&#x20AC;&#x201D; MDAH said the home did not meet enough criteria for the designation. Two proposals in February to demolish the main structure and an adjacent pool house ranged from $23,500 to $24,184, but were thrown out when the process began anew following MDAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action.

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erbeaten sign thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faced the interstate for at least a decade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can go to people in the demolition industry and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hey, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on the budget and getting a grant. Give us a best guess estimate of what range this is in,â&#x20AC;? commissioner Mike Cappaert told county engineers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but believe, John, that the right contractor can go in there and with the right equipment, be in there, gone, and out!â&#x20AC;? McKee said any pre-public notice offers would likely be more of a â&#x20AC;&#x153;ballparkâ&#x20AC;? figure and variations would be predictably higher once it is actually bid. Port commission funding was slated to run a $224,201 deficit in 2010-11, according to budget figures adopted by the county in September. Overruns tied to upgrading aerators at the industrial

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Purse is stolen from unlocked truck An auto burglary was reported in the city Monday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. A purse was reported missing just after 8 a.m., from an unlocked 1993 Ford F-250 parked in the 200 block of Cedars School Circle.

Two in judicial bribery case released from federal prison JACKSON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Former attorney Timothy Balducci and former state auditor Steven Patterson have been released from federal prison. U.S. Bureau of Prisons records show Patterson was released Thursday, and Balducci on Friday. The two served 24 months after pleading guilty in the attempted bribery of Circuit Judge Henry Lackey. The payoff was said to have been in exchange for a favorable ruling in a legal fees lawsuit against Richard Scruggs and others in Hurricane Katrina-related insurance cases. Lackey assisted in the

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Fee dispute delays payments to athlete’s family JACKSON (AP) — A fee dispute among attorneys involved in a lawsuit over the 2001 death of a top New York Mets baseball prospect has delayed settlement payments to his family. The family of Brian Cole, a former Meridian High School standout killed in a 2001 car crash, has asked a judge to sanction the attorneys. The family wants settlement money not in dispute to be disbursed to them immediately. In September, Ford Motor Co. reached a confidential settlement with the family after a Jasper County jury

The family of Brian Cole, a former Meridian High School standout killed in a 2001 car crash, has asked a judge to sanction the attorneys. The family wants settlement money not in dispute to be disbursed to them immediately. had awarded $131 million in actual damages in the case, and before it was to consider possible punitive damages. Jackson lawyer Wayne Ferrell Jr. is suing Arkansas lawyer C. Tab Turner and others in Jasper County Chancery Court, seeking to force Turner to abide by a 2006 attorney-fee sharing agreement.

Ford agreed to place the settlement amount in an interest-bearing account while the dispute is being resolved. The automaker has no role in the fee dispute. Chancery Judge David Clark has ordered that no withdrawals of any kind be made without further orders of the court.

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana’s lawmakers will call themselves into a special legislative session for the first time in history, when they come into session in March to redraw the state’s political district lines. Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston, the chairman of the House committee that deals with redistricting, announced Monday that lawmakers have gathered enough signatures on a petition to call their own special session — instead of waiting for the governor to do it for them. “It’s not a slight on anybody else, but it’s a function of the Legislature to do,” Gallot told the Baton Rouge Press Club. House Clerk Alfred “Butch”

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In November, attorneys attempted to mediate their fee dispute. They agreed to allow a certain amount of the settlement to go to the family while they battle for the money. However, one of the attorneys, James Nobles Jr., “reneged on the agreement,” Brian Herrington, one of Cole’s estate attorneys, said in a motion filed recently. But Nobles’ attorney, Brady Kellems of Brookhaven, said his client already had agreed in November in a motion that undisputed settlement money should go to the Coles.

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The infant of Capt. and Mrs. J.H. Willard falls from the gallery and breaks its arm. • Mrs. John Rainwater dies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The Elks give a Christmas tree under the auspices of the Labor of Love Circle, King’s Daughters.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 J.H. Thompson is building several homes. • W.H. McBroom and Mrs. D.P. Brown are married.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 C.R. Twiss, former city engineer, goes to Brazil. • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barber and family enjoy a happy reunion. • Joe Fried of Natchez, classmate of Francis Leyens at Exeter, visits here.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Magruder E. Fortner dies of injuries received in an auto accident. • Lee Warnock is badly injured when hit by an auto.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Edward Crowley dies after a long illness. • Frank Richardson is spending the holidays in New Orleans with his daughter, Lucy. • Identities of Friends X are revealed at the Rotary Club meeting.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Frank Whittington, Louisiana state trooper from Lake Providence, dies in Baton Rouge of a heart attack.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Harry Pierce Sr. dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Russell of Tallulah announce the birth of a son, Hilton Craig, on Dec. 22. • Services are held for Mrs. Ruth Granberry. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Street and daughters are visiting here for the holidays. • Elvis Presley stars in “Flaming Star” at the Joy Theatre.


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Mr. and Mrs. William G. Kirkland announce the birth of a daughter, Isla Kathryn, on Dec. 17. • John Wayne stars in “Rio Lobo” at the Joy Theatre. • John P. Johnson dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 The Vernon Smith home is burglarized. • John C. Martin dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Dick Boyce are the parents of a daughter, Holly Sweyn, on Dec. 7.

Short-term deal not enough It’s a neat trick possible only in Washington, D.C.: A grand bargain is struck on taxes that adds $900 billion to the federal deficit over two years and kicks the question of tax cuts down the road to the next election. For the deficit hawk in us, this is hard to swallow. Eventually, taxes will have to rise and spending will have to be cut to bring to heel the longterm deficit. But now is not the time for either tax increases or big cuts in spending. The most recent jobs report was only the latest signal of the extraordinary weakness in this economy. Unemployment nationally remains nearly 10 percent. Millions are out of work, some for many months. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently said that it

may take years for the nation to return to a normal employment pattern. We’re betting, as is President Barack Obama, that the economy will look significantly better in 18 months, and we’re betting that the stimulative aspects of this deal and recent actions by the Fed will help. Obama gave in on extending tax cuts for the wealthy, but he got Republicans to agree to a 13-month extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term unemployed, a one-year cut of two percentage points in the Social Security payroll tax (that’s another $1,000 in the pockets of a family earning $50,000), extension of tax credits for education and child care and an extension of the Earned Income Tax Credit.

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The deal would reinstate the estate tax at 35 percent and set the exclusion level at a more reasonable $5 million. Unemployment benefits and the tax holiday both put money directly into the pockets of people who will spend, and that should help spur job growth. Now that the tax fight is over, Obama should pivot to the next pressing need: a credible plan for long-term deficit reduction. Fortunately, he already has one. Obama should embrace the plan his own commission approved 11-7 last week. The president has two opportunities: his upcoming State of the Union address and his budget proposal. It’s his move.

The City of Vicksburg announces it will advertise to receive sealed bids for 22 vehicles ranging from cars to dump trucks. • A counseling center with a certified pastoral counselor will soon be open at St. George Orthodox Church. • Johnnie Mae Price, 68, receives her diploma after 50 years of waiting.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Billy Heggins opens Mister Mobile, an oil change business. • Beechwood Elementary hosts “Reading with Rudolph,” a book distribution program. • A wreck at Fisher Ferry and Goodrum roads injures three county residents.

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Could tax deal lead to more bipartisanship in Washington, D.C.? President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are proving they can work together under the threat of an impending crisis — and to pass out expensive goodies to the electorate. Next year, the question will be: Can they agree when crises are less imminent and when the solutions may involve taking benefits away? Obama, attacked by the far right as a “socialist,” is proving to be a pragmatist if not a centrist. But will Republicans respond constructively and negotiate with him? Ideally — and this is what poll after poll shows that the public wants — the 2012 election could be fought over who deserves the most credit for solving America’s problems, not who’s to blame for not solving them. The bipartisan tax deal passed by the Senate on Wednesday was a beginning. Obama agreed to items he detests — extension of income and estate-tax breaks for the wealthy — in order to secure unemployment benefits, a one-year payroll tax holiday for workers and various other tax credits. And Republicans accepted Obama’s tax breaks in return for extension of the George W. Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 and inheritance tax



A Washington Post analysis showed that Obama-sought items in the package amounted to $343 billion, compared with $103 billion for GOP items and $500 billion for mutually agreed-upon items.

breaks for the very rich. Polls show that the public didn’t like elements of the package — including, strangely, the cut in payroll taxes — but cheered the whole. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC poll, 69 percent supported the deal, and 62 percent said they did so even after being informed that it could increase the federal deficit by $900 billion over 10 years. Among politicians, the deal won overwhelming approval, too, except among deficit hawks and on the right and left fringes. According to a Battleground poll last year — the most recent to ask the question — only 19 percent of voters self-identified as “very conservative” (vs. 40 percent “somewhat conservative”), and a more recent McClatchy/Marist poll indi-

cated that just 29 percent supports the Tea Party. Yet that minority and its mouthpieces have disproportionate sway on Republicans and could well try to block future compromises by Republicans with Obama — assuming they can be reached. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, ideology is even more rampant in spite of the fact that perceived excessive liberalism was largely responsible for the party’s getting whacked in the 2010 elections. Democratic congressional leaders had all year to pass a tax bill or try to embarrass Republicans with votes favoring millionaires, but they waited until after the election to act, putting Obama in a weak bargaining position. Even then, the deal he worked

out arguably favored Democrats. A Washington Post analysis showed that Obama-sought items in the package amounted to $343 billion, compared with $103 billion for GOP items and $500 billion for mutually agreed-upon items. But the deal was denounced as “capitulation” by liberal members of Congress and as “kowtowing” and “triangulation” (a dirty word to liberals) by left commentators. Most polls indicate that only about 20 percent of Americans self-identify as liberal. The Battleground poll last year showed that 10 percent consider themselves “very liberal” and 26 percent “somewhat liberal.” The left’s outrage — and Democratic Congressional resistance — was all the more irrational given that next year Republicans will be in a much stronger position to write tax laws their way. Obama is showing that he, at least, got the message of the 2010 elections. He met with big-business leaders he’d previously bashed. He closed a trade deal with South Korea. His idea of economic stimulus is heavily weighted toward tax cuts, albeit temporary ones. And he is signaling that he is ready to start working next year on deficit reduction and tax reform.

If achieved, that would do much to undo the damage of this week’s $900 billion tax deal and save the country from long-term fiscal disaster. But that requires bipartisan cooperation to do unpleasant things — cut spending, reduce the growth rate of entitlement benefits, cap or take away tax breaks and raise revenue. The Washington Post poll showed that the public favors debt reduction by a combination of spending cuts and tax increases but opposes most specific items in both categories. The Post poll indicated that the public thinks Obama is more willing to compromise than Republicans are — and that it’s less enamored of GOP ideas than it has been after other big election victories. So just imagine a 2012 election in which Democrats and Republicans competed over who deserved the most credit for defusing the debt bomb, for reforming the tax system, for improving education — instead of battling over who’s to blame for deadlock. It’s a dream, I know.

• Morton Kondracke is executive editor of Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Toyota to crank out record $32.4M fine

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Fastenal (FAST)........................ 59.59 Family Dollar (FDO)............... 49.73 Fred’s (FRED)............................. 14.04 Int’l Paper (IP).......................... 26.24 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......12.31 J.C. Penney (JCP).................... 33.63 Kroger Stores (KR).................. 21.75 Kan. City So. (KSU)................. 47.49 Legg Mason (LM).................. 36.32 Parkway Properties (PKY).........17.80 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP).................. 66.31 Regions Financial (RF)............ 6.31 Rowan (RDC)............................ 34.84 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.38 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 68.44 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)..........30.20 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 39.21 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 24.37 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 42.02 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 17.28 Viacom (VIA)............................. 45.02 Walgreens (WAG)................... 37.28 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 53.77


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smart money Q: I am 63, and retired from Kentucky state government in 2008. I have $175,000 in a deferred comp program with the state. I started this as a tax shelter, and now that I’m retired, I wanted to know the best way to start taking it out. I originally had it split up in different BRUCE stocks, bonds etc, but when a certain president was elected a few years ago, I moved it to an interest-bearing system. I received about $1,400 a quarter in interest, but I know when I take it out, it will cost me at least 20 percent taxes. Before I retired, I also split my savings into a 401(k) and a 457, because when I retired, I rolled over about $20,000 into the fund from my annual leave and comp time. I don’t actually need the money. I have two properties, have a good retirement and Social Security, have no credit card problems, and my wife is an RN and still works. I know I



have to take it out when I turn 70, and I didn’t know if I should take it out in small increments or just bite the tax bullet and take it all out? — Johnny, via e-mail A: Congratulations on your prudence. You have made some good decisions in the past, and clearly you have lived well within your income. There are many people who cannot say that. That observed, there is no way anyone can tell you the better way to go without sitting down and looking at all of your income deductions, etc., as well as taking into account your immediate and longrange plans. One example: Some people will tell you to bite the bullet because it’s very possible that our government, in its “wisdom,” may raise the tax rates. Not necessarily, but it could happen. The point is that until you take all these variables into account with your unique circumstances (all of our circumstances are unique to ourselves), there is no way to make the best decision. An accountant that specializes in tax matters is the only way to go in my opinion. •

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TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay the U.S. government a record $32.4 million in additional fines to settle an investigation into its handling of two recalls at the heart of its safety crisis. The civil penalties will settle investigations into how Toyota dealt with recalls over accelerator pedals that could get trapped in floor mats and steering relay rods that could break and lead to drivers losing control. The latest settlement, on top of a $16.4 million fine Toyota paid earlier in a related investigation, brings the total penalties levied on the company to $48.8 million. It caps a difficult year for the world’s No.

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Continued from Page A1. will not be paid during that time. I believe much of our success in covering this city has to do with the manpower and to have this extra officer on our roster, we can continue to provide the services.” The deployed officer is Investigator Doug King, who is not being paid while serving overseas. The 81 officers is about 20 fewer than 10 years ago when Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent was chief. He said the force fluctuated to as low as 50 during Mayor Laurence Leyens’ two terms, 2001 to 2009. “With the number of calls the police department answers,” Dent said, “you have to have adequate manpower for that. I think the number we have budgeted for now is adequate.” Dent, who returned to the city police force in June as deputy chief of operations, said the police department receives nearly 100,000 calls annually. “We’re allowing ourselves to keep our staffing model where it needs to be,” Mayor Paul Winfield said. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman, who was not at the meeting because of illness, said he would have voted for the request. The police department’s annual budget this fiscal year is $6.5 million, up from $6.1 million last fiscal year. In other business, the board agreed to a contract with Veljo Davis, a former city human resource associate who resigned Dec. 14, to assist in the human

On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d minutes from Oct. 18. • Recognized the following city employee anniversaries: Victor Gray-Lewis, five years, inspections; Hung Nguyen, 10 years, police; Sandy Spencer, 10 years, fire; Yvonne Simmons, 15 years, police. • Heard upcoming events at Vicksburg Convention Center & Auditorium from sales and marketing manager Erin Powell. “Grease,” the 1978 movie, will be shown in a drive-in style Jan. 8 and an old-fashioned sock hop is planned for Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. Events lead up to the “All Shook Up” Broadway show at 8 p.m. Jan. 21. • Tabled a request from Revert Community Coalition Center to use the Jackson Street Community Center for basketball practice for its youth members. The coalition wanted to use the center on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. through March 31. • Received sealed bids for 2010 insurance proposal and the painting of two hangars at Vicksburg Municipal Airport on U.S. 61 South. Mississippi Municipal Service Company in Jackson and Hennessey Thames & Leavitt Insurance Agency Inc. in Vicksburg each submitted bids for insurance proposals. For the painting, Independent Roofing Systems in Jackson submitted a bid of $136,938 — $58,023 for the north hangar and $78,915 for the hangar. The city received no bids for liquid chlorine and two storage tanks. • OK’d city clerk to re-advertise for sealed bids for concrete floor polishing at the Vicksburg Convention Center. • OK’d city clerk to advertise sealed bids for the sale of a 1986 IHC fuel truck CID 6517, sewer pipe an castings, storm sewer pipe, asphalt and concrete. • Amended sealed bids received Dec. 10 for the remounting of two Type III ambulances to include the following bid prices: Taylor Made Ambulance of Newport, Ark., submitted a bid of $77,395 for a unit 40 and $76,445 for a unit 81. Peach State Ambulance of Tyrone, Ga., submitted a bid of $69,500 for a unit 40 and $65,262 for a unit 81. resources department on an as-needed basis. Interim director Walterine Langford said Davis will help input data when needed until all human resource associates are trained at the job.

Also Monday, the board awarded a sealed bid to Peach State Ambulance of Tyrone, Ga., for the remounting of two Type III ambulances and for the purchase of a new ambulance.

• OK’d the mayor to establish just compensation and sign certification for the 2008 City of Vicksburg Flood Buyout Program for 100 Hardin Road and 271 Ford Road. • OK’d an agreement with Columbus Fence Company for the installation of perimeter fencing at Vicksburg Municipal Airport on U.S. 61 South. • Accepted a letter establishing special assessment and OK’d a resolution for cutting and cleaning or order for demolition and site clearing of the following properties: 911 Meadow St., East Main Street PPIN 19285, 458 Ford Road, 161 Williams St., 1320 Grammar St., 1314 Grammar St. and 1306 Grammar St. • Discussed dilapidated buildings and overgrown lot codes and OK’d Director of Buildings and Inspections Victor GrayLewis to proceed to cut, clean and demolish the following properties: 1504 Ethel St., 512 Feld St. and 1773 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A 30-day extension was given to 2501 Roosevelt Ave. • OK’d the following additions to the city employee driving list: Alberta Wheeler, Omar Mitchell and Jackson Bowden, all of the police department. • Tabled the application and schedule for excess loss policy with American Fidelity Assurance Company (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi). • Tabled the amendment of the city’s group dental policy to the same as the group’s health policy regarding dependent coverage up to age 26 effective Jan. 1 • Tabled the execution of a contract with Southern Administrators and Benefit Consultants for cafeteria plan renewal services effective Jan. 1. In closed session, the board: • Discussed four longevity actions in police, fire and inspection departments; a new hire in the fire department; two rehires in strategic planning and water and gas administration; a promotion in the fire department; and two adjustments in police and water mains departments. • Discussed five personnel matters in street, community service and human resources department. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Thursday in City Hall Annex room 109. For the remounts, the city will spend $69,500 for a unit 40 type model and $65,262 for a unit 81 model. The new ambulance will cost $110,116. The lowest bid of $92,305,

from Taylor Made Ambulance of Newport, Ark., was rejected because it did not meet city specifications, purchasing director Tim Smith said.

County Continued from Page A1. County Emergency Management Director Gwen Coleman said. The overall plan is expected to keep the county as primary contact with MEMA during largescale emergencies, with appropriate coordination with the city depending on the incident. Vicksburg Fire Chief Charles Atkins was retained as a liaison to the county for incidents with hazardous materials. Current city emergency management director Anna Booth is a secondary liaison and is expected to be in an administrative role in the new plan. Both local governing bodies plan to discuss the plan at length in January before approval, expected a month later at the earliest. Grants for personnel and equipment were held up this year because no comprehensive report had been finalized, though supervisors did sign off Monday

to act as a conduit for a $31,115 grant to finance a backup generator for the Yokena Jeff Davis Water District. The district will match 5 percent of the grant. Coleman said the money was part of a hazard mitigation grant program left over from pools of funds made available after Hurricane Katrina and wasn’t contingent on completion of the comprehensive response plan. An emergency management department was created within city government in 2007 by former mayor Laurence Leyens, who had criticized the county and state’s response to Katrina. In its budget for 2010-11, the city allocated $108,498 to the entity. Warren County budgeted to kick in $147,466 for emergency management from the general fund this year, with other capabilities funded by federal and state grants.

On the agenda In their meeting Monday, members of the Warren County Port Commission: • Delayed appointments to the Vicksburg Bridge Commission and Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport until after the new year. Vacancies were created on each by resignations announced in November of bridge commissioner Ray “T-Bone” Wade and airport advisory board member Dan Fordice. Wade was the District 3 appointee to the panel that oversees daily operations of the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River. Fordice was the county’s appointee to the oversight panel for the Mound airport owned by the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, the City of Tallulah and Madison Parish. Supervisors must name two people to the VTR board, one to fill the county’s exclusive appointed post and another to fill a

“swing” seat that alternates between the county and the parish every three years. • Accepted for information a request from Warren County Land Company and Warren County Land Company II LLC that part of Old River Road that bisects the two firms adjacent tracts of land on Kings Point Island be abandoned. • Accepted the District Attorney’s Office report of fines for June through October. For the period, the office assessed $838,506.23 in fines and collected $325,293.20, victim assistance coordinator Brenda Theriot said. • Took four bids for rip rap and other types of stone under advisement. • Authorized a $42,365 check to the Mississippi Public Entity Employee Benefit Trust Plan for workers compensation premium. • Approved a preliminary plat and a variance request for Tibbs Lane, off U.S. 61 North.

deaths O.D. Barnes

Bessie Mae Smith

RICHMOND, Calif. — O.D. Barnes died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, in Richmond, Calif. He was 63. Mr. Barnes worked as a hardware salesman in Richmond. He was of the Muslim faith. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Bessie Mae Smith died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 71. She was a member of King David Baptist Church No. 2. Her favorite hymns were “Walking Around Bessie Mae Heaven,” Smith “Glory, Glory Hallejuah” and “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross.” She was born in Vicksburg to Elisha Sr. and Roxie (Givens) Tolliver, who preceded her in death. Other beloved family members who preceded her in death include, two daughters, Cheryl Denise Tolliver and Darlene Tolliver; three sisters, Annie Tolliver Horton, Mottel Tolliver Doss and Evelyn Givens; and one brother, Elisha Tolliver Jr. Survivors include her husband, Pat Miller Smith Sr. of Vicksburg; one daughter, Mary Ann Smith Gaines and her husband, Winston, of Indianapolis; one son, Pat Miller Smith Jr. and his

Nathaniel Brown Nathaniel Brown died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his home. He was 73. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Betty M. Singleton EDWARDS — Betty M. Singleton died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at Covenant Health and Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 74. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, Raymond Road in Jackson. Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson has charge of arrangements.

wife, Erma, of Delhi, La.; four brothers, Emmanuel Tolliver and his wife, Hattie, of New York, David Tolliver and his wife, Elva, of Vicksburg, Harold Tolliver of Aurora, Ill., and Robert Tolliver of


Vicksburg; five sisters, Roxie Tolliver Horton, Cassie Tolliver Parker, Savannah Tolliver Williams and Alene Tolliver Luster and her husband, Mike, all of Vicksburg, and Louise Tolliver Bunch of



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WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.

LOCAL FORECAST wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers; lows in the 30s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers; lows in the 30s wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers; lows in the 30s, highs in the 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 60º Low/past 24 hours............... 27º Average temperature......... 44º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............16º in 1901 Record high............78º in 1889 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.37 inches Total/year.............. 44.58 inches Normal/month......4.01 inches Normal/year........ 50.43 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:26 A.M. Most active...............11:40 P.M. Active............................. 5:54 P.M. Most active.....................NA Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:01 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:01 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:00

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 14.6 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 11.6 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 8.5 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 10.0 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.1 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.1 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.3 River....................................61.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 21.7 Thursday................................ 21.5 Friday....................................... 20.9 Memphis Wednesday..............................5.7 Thursday...................................5.4 Friday..........................................5.3 Greenville Wednesday........................... 20.3 Thursday................................ 20.4 Friday....................................... 20.4 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 13.9 Thursday................................ 13.9 Friday....................................... 13.9


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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South prepares for possible North Korea attack YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean destroyer prowled the sea and fighter jets screamed across the skies today in preparation for possible North Korean attacks a day after staging provocative artillery drills on an island the North shelled last month. North Korea has said it would not retaliate for the exercises off Yeonpyeong Island — reversing its earlier threats. A senior South Korean government official, however, said that the lack of response so far does not mean Pyongyang is backing down, noting that North Korea thrives on “surprise” attacks. The official spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. Pyongyang considers the waters around the island —

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South Korean marines unload supplies from a ferry at a port today on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. a tiny enclave of fishing communities and military bases within sight of North Korean shores — its territory, and similar drills last month triggered an artillery barrage that killed four South Koreans, in the first

attack targeting civilian areas since the 1950-53 Korean War. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who made an unofficial visit to North Korea this week, praised Pyongyang’s “statesmanlike” restraint.

Support grows for OK of U.S.-Russia nuke pact WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is moving closer to gaining Senate approval of a major arms control treaty with Russia as he builds support among reluctant Republican senators. The administration has stepped up its lobbying of pivotal Republicans to win approval of the New START treaty, which has become Obama’s main priority for the remaining legislative session. With lawmakers moving toward a final vote expected this week, the White House and senior Democrats were expressing confidence Monday that they had the

U.S. executions drop by 12% WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of executions in the United States dropped 12 percent in 2010, and the number of people sentenced to die is nearing historic lows, a report from an anti-capital punishment group says. The Death Penalty Information Center attributed the reductions to changing attitudes toward capital punishment, but acknowledged there have also been problems with the availability of chemicals used in lethal injections. The group counted 46 executions in Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Utah and Washington in 2010. That’s fewer than in 2009, when there were 52 executions in 16 states. Tennessee, South Carolina, Indiana and Missouri did not execute anyone in 2010.


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Spending bill freezes pay for federal workers Federal workers would face a two-year pay freeze under a spending bill Congress will take up this week to keep the government operating through March 4. The bill would protect student Pell grants, veteran’s

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Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl / Utah vs. Boise State / 7 p.m. ESPN Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl / San Diego State vs. Navy / 7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl / N.C. State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3) / 5:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 28 Insight Bowl / Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5) / 9 p.m. ESPN

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Utah vs. Boise State

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San Diego State vs. Navy

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Schedule PREP BASKETBALL Warren Central, VHS at Mendenhall Tourn. Dec. 28-30

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Connecticut’s women’s basketball team takes a stab at history — or just its 89th win in a row, depending on your point of view — when it faces Florida State tonight.


Vicksburg High basketball player scored 15 points in a 6153 loss to Meridian on Monday night.

sidelines South Panola earns USA Today crown

South Panola can finally add a national championship trophy to all those state titles. The Batesville school was ranked No. 1 in the country in the final USA Today high school football poll released Monday. It’s the first time a Mississippi school has topped the final USA Today poll, which is considered the most prestigious of several national polls. South Panola was also ranked No. 1 by websites and South Panola beat Meridian 28-7 on Dec. 4 to win the Mississippi Class 6A championship, its second state title in a row and ninth overall. The Tigers finished the season 15-0 — including a convincing victory over Georgia Class 5A runnerup Colquitt County in August — and have won 27 consecutive games. “I think, athletically, this is the best football team I’ve had,” South Panola coach Lance Pogue told USA Today. “Last year a lot of these guys were inexperienced, but this year we picked up where we left off. We had a lot of seniors with all the intangibles you would like to have. Nobody put themselves above the team.” Although this is the first football championship for a Mississippi school, it’s the state’s second national title this year. In the spring, Sumrall finished No. 1 in USA Today’s baseball poll.

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Gators can’t reel in mighty Meridian By Jeff Byrd RIDGELAND — Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson feels his Gators are letting some pretty big prey slip from their grasp this season. Monday night’s clash with No. 1-ranked Meridian was a prime example. The Gators (8-3) were down by four points with 1:59 left, but three straight turnovers and two missed shots allowed Meridian (8-1) to escape with a 61-53 win at the Ridgeland Christmas Classic. “We were right there, just like Callaway and just like Provine,” Robinson said. “That’s three we should have.” Robinson felt his Gators (8-3) could have won had South Alabama signee Mychal Ammons played a better game. Ammons finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists, but only scored two points in the first half — both of them coming in the first quarter. He picked up his second foul early in the second quarter and sat out the rest of the period. That was enough of an opening for Mississippi State signee Rodney Hood, a 6-foot-8 senior widely considered the best player in the state, to exert himself. Hood made just 1 of 8 shots in the first quarter, but came back to drop 6 of 8 in the second to turn a nine-point deficit into a 35-33 lead for Meridian at halftime. Hood finished with 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Meridian (11-1). Marcus Hurn added 12 points. “Mike’s got to bring his ‘A’ game against a team like Meridian.” Robinson said. “That’s because I expect a lot out of him.” See VHS, Page B2.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg’s Kienta Ross (14) shoots the ball as Meridian’s Rodney Hood tries to block it during Monday’s game in Ridgeland. Top-ranked Meridian beat the Gators, 61-53.

Bears slam Vikings, Favre on snowy night MINNEAPOLIS — Only Brett Favre could get hurt in a game he was supposedly too beat up to play in. After Minnesota’s battered quarterback walked off the snow-coated field with what he later called a concussion, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears took back the division title Favre is so used to winning. Cutler’s three touchdown passes and record-setting Devin Hester’s dashing kick returns helped the Bears fly past the Vikings 40-14 on a frosty, hard-hitting night to clinch the NFC North. Hester caught one of Cutler’s touchdown passes and also took back the secondhalf kickoff 79 yards to set up a field goal a few minutes

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before his game-breaking punt return made it 27-7. “Hopefully this is just a stepping stone,” Cutler said. After a sudden improvement in his sprained throwing shoulder, Favre was upgraded on the injury report less than eight hours before the game from “out” to “questionable.” He passed his pregame test and came out as the starter, capping the opening drive with a TD pass to Percy Harvin. The lead didn’t last, though, and the Bears (10-4) took control. Corey Wootton’s second-quarter sack sent Favre to the frozen turf, and his helmet bounced off the ground. Favre lay motionless for a few seconds before climbing to his feet and walking slowly off with his head hung down.

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Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) and several Minnesota Vikings players look down at quarterback Brett Favre on Monday. Favre suffered a concussion and left the game, which the Bears went on to win 40-14. With a black cap pulled past his eyebrows, Favre grimaced as he put on an oversized coat and got ready to

watch the rest of the game. Favre was 5-for-7 passing for 63 yards before he was knocked out of the game.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As friends and former colleagues, Southern Miss’ Larry Fedora and Louisville’s Charlie Strong have admired one another’s work for years. The coaches in tonight’s Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl worked together as assistants at Florida for two seasons, building a tight relationship they’ll put aside when the Golden Eagles and Cardinals take the field. Fedora has guided Southern Miss (8-4) to a bowl game in each of his three seasons at the Conference USA school. Louisville (6-6), which left C-USA for the Big East five years ago, is aiming to finish Strong’s first season as a head coach with the Cardinals’ first winning record since 2006. “I knew he would be a great head coach when he got that opportunity. He’s showing that right now,” said Fedora, who along with Strong was part of former Florida coach Ron Zook’s staff in Gainesville in 2003 and 2004. Fedora was the Gators’ offensive coordinator and Strong ran the defense that second season. “Neat situation to compete against him,” the Southern Miss coach added. “To sit in a room with a guy, have one common goal and that’s to win, do all the things it takes, overcome adversity, to see what kind of character that man has, says a lot about somebody.” Tonight figures to remind the coaches of the days when they used to go at each other in practice. Southern Miss is averaging just over 458 yards total offense and has scored at least 31 points in 10 of 12 games. Louisville’s defense ranks 11th nationally while yielding 18.7 points per game. It’s the ninth consecutive bowl trip for the Golden Eagles, who appeared in the New Orleans Bowl each of the past two seasons under Fedora. “When they established this bowl, our AD and I talked about it,” Fedora said. “We’re not playing for a championship, this is the bowl we want to be in. Come to Florida, be in the warm weather, everything the beach brings. ... Get to play a great opponent. Be indoors. Really a perfect venue.”


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl, Southern Miss vs. Louisville GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - Japan Golf Tour, Dunlop Phoenix (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - William & Mary at North Carolina 8 p.m. ESPN2 - UNLV vs. Kansas St. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida St. vs. UConn NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - New Jersey at Washington


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College basketball Jackson State falls to Bradley PEORIA, Ill. — Andrew Warren scored 23 points Monday night as Bradley beat Jackson State 64-55. Bradley made 9 of 14 shots from the field as the Braves (5-5) shot 56 percent. They led by as many as 20 points in the first half and held a 32-20 edge at halftime. Tyrone Hanson had 22 points and Grant Maxey 16 for JSU (4-8).

NBA NBA completes purchase of Hornets NEW ORLEANS — The NBA completed its purchase of the New Orleans Hornets and announced that the league’s board of governors has given its anticipated approval of the deal. NBA Commissioner David Stern said on Dec. 6 that the NBA intended to buy the Hornets from majority owner George Shinn and minority owner Gary Chouest. Shinn had been trying to sell the club to Chouest since last spring, but negotiations had stalled. Stern said the franchise is worth about $300 million and that the league will look to sell the club to a permanent owner who would continue to operate the team in New Orleans.

NFL Knee surgery ends Owens’ season CINCINNATI — Terrell Owens had knee surgery Monday, ending the wide receiver’s revival season with the Cincinnati Bengals. Owens tore cartilage in his left knee two weeks ago, but kept playing. He aggravated the injury while making a cut on the opening series of a win over Cleveland on Sunday. Owens signed a one-year deal with a $2 million base salary at the start of training camp. He led the team with 72 catches for 983 yards and nine touchdowns.

College football Maryland coach Friedgen fired COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Ralph Friedgen was fired as Maryland’s football coach Monday, effective after the Military Bowl on Dec. 29. In 10 seasons, Friedgen went 74-50. After the Terrapins slipped to 2-10 last year, Friedgen guided the team to an 8-4 record, was named ACC coach of the year for a second time and earned his seventh postseason appearance.

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Top 25 Basketball Schedule

W x-New England... 12 N.Y. Jets............. 10 Miami.................. 7 Buffalo................ 4 W Indianapolis........ 8 Jacksonville........ 8 Tennessee.......... 6 Houston.............. 5 W x-Pittsburgh........ 10 Baltimore............ 10 Cleveland............ 5 Cincinnati............ 3 W Kansas City........ 9 San Diego.......... 8 Oakland.............. 7 Denver................ 3

L 2 4 7 10

T 0 0 0 0

South L 6 6 8 9

T 0 0 0 0

North L 4 4 9 11

T 0 0 0 0

West L 5 6 7 11

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .857 .714 .500 .286

PF 446 295 239 273

PA 303 259 261 353

Pct .571 .571 .429 .357

PF 381 319 322 333

PA 342 365 282 386

Pct .714 .714 .357 .214

PF 307 324 252 281

PA 220 253 271 362

Pct .643 .571 .500 .214

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dec. 21 1981 — Doug Schloerner’s 15-foot jump shot with 1 second remaining in the seventh overtime gives Cincinnati a 75-73 victory over Bradley. The seven overtimes set an NCAA record. 1997 — Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions becomes the third player to rush for 2,000 yards in a season when he gains 184 in a 13-10 win over the New York Jets. Sanders finishes with 2,053 yards, second to Eric Dickerson’s 2,105 in 1984. 2003 — Detroit loses its 24th straight road game, an NFL record, falling at Carolina 20-14. The Lions last won on the road on Dec. 17, 2000, at the New York Jets. 2008 — Detroit becomes the first 0-15 team when it’s routed 42-7 by the New Orleans Saints. The Lions also break NFL records by being outscored by a combined 176 points at home and by an average of 22 points.

PF 322 388 353 292


W Philadelphia........ 10 N.Y. Giants......... 9 Washington......... 5 Dallas.................. 5 W x-Atlanta............. 12 New Orleans...... 10 Tampa Bay......... 8 Carolina.............. 2 W Chicago.............. 10 Green Bay.......... 8 Minnesota........... 5 Detroit................. 4

L 4 5 9 9

T 0 0 0 0

South L 2 4 6 12

T 0 0 0 0

North L 4 6 9 10

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .643 .357 .357

PF 412 360 268 354

PA 281 260 330 415

PA 339 288 343 396

Pct .857 .714 .571 .143

PF 369 354 280 183

PA 261 270 290 350

Pct .714 .571 .357 .286

PF 293 333 244 308

PA 242 220 314 329


W L T Pct St. Louis............. 6 8 0 .429 Seattle................ 6 8 0 .429 San Francisco.... 5 9 0 .357 Arizona............... 4 10 0 .286 x-clinched playoff spot ——— Dec. 16 San Diego 34, San Francisco 7 Dec. 19 Kansas City 27, St. Louis 13 Dallas 33, Washington 30 Tennessee 31, Houston 17 Carolina 19, Arizona 12 Philadelphia 38, N.Y. Giants 31 Detroit 23, Tampa Bay 20, OT Cincinnati 19, Cleveland 17 Buffalo 17, Miami 14 Indianapolis 34, Jacksonville 24 Baltimore 30, New Orleans 24 Atlanta 34, Seattle 18 Oakland 39, Denver 23 N.Y. Jets 22, Pittsburgh 17 New England 31, Green Bay 27 Monday’s Game Chicago 40, Minnesota 14 ——— Week 16 Schedule Thursday’s Game Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:20 p.m. Saturday’s Game Dallas at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tennessee at Kansas City, Noon San Francisco at St. Louis, Noon N.Y. Jets at Chicago, Noon Baltimore at Cleveland, Noon New England at Buffalo, Noon Detroit at Miami, Noon Washington at Jacksonville, Noon Indianapolis at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Denver, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Green Bay, 3:15 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 3:15 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:20 p.m. Dec. 27 New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

PF 258 279 250 255

PA 295 363 314 370

L 4 12 16 18 20 L 9 12 11 18 19

Central Division

W Chicago.........................16 Indiana...........................13 Milwaukee......................10 Detroit............................9 Cleveland.......................8

L 9 14 16 19 20

Pct GB .846 — .571 7 .407 11 1/2 .357 13 .286 15 Pct GB .700 — .600 3 .593 3 1/2 .333 10 1/2 .269 12 Pct .640 .481 .385 .321 .286

GB — 4 6 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2


W San Antonio...................24 Dallas.............................22 New Orleans.................16 Houston.........................13 Memphis........................12

L 3 5 12 15 16

W Utah...............................20 Oklahoma City...............19 Denver...........................16 Portland.........................15 Minnesota......................6

L 9 9 10 14 23

Pct GB .889 — .815 2 .571 8 1/2 .464 11 1/2 .429 12 1/2

Pacific Division

Pct .690 .679 .615 .517 .207

Mississippi Schedule

Monday’s Game Bradley 64, Jackson St. 55 Today’s Games Mississippi Valley St. at Marquette, 7 p.m. Alcorn St. at South Alabama, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Southern Miss vs. East Tennessee St., 1:30 p.m., at Cancun, Mexico Mississippi St. vs. Washington St., 2 p.m., at Honolulu, Hawaii Ole Miss vs. Texas St., 5 p.m., at Cancun, Mexico

Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 0 0 .000 Vanderbilt........... 0 0 .000 Georgia............... 0 0 .000 South Carolina... 0 0 .000 Tennessee.......... 0 0 .000 Florida................. 0 0 .000

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 5 14

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................21 7 .750 — Phoenix..........................13 14 .481 7 1/2 Golden State.................9 18 .333 11 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................8 21 .276 13 1/2 Sacramento...................5 20 .200 14 1/2 Monday’s Games Atlanta 91, Orlando 81 Utah 101, Cleveland 90 Indiana 94, New Orleans 93 Washington 108, Charlotte 75 Dallas 98, Miami 96 San Antonio 118, Phoenix 110 Portland 106, Milwaukee 80 Houston 121, Golden State 112 L.A. Clippers 113, Minnesota 90 Today’s Games Oklahoma City at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Dallas at Orlando, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Memphis, 7 p.m. Golden State at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Cleveland at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Detroit at Toronto, 6 p.m. Chicago at Washington, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. New Jersey at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

PCT .778 .778 .700 .636 .455 .300

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PCT .375 .333 .222 .200 .182 .167 .100 .100 .000 .000

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Monday’s Games 2 Baylor 82, Clemson 40 9 UCLA 81, East Carolina 67 14 Iowa 75, Drake 71 17 Notre Dame 94, Valparaiso 43 21 Iowa St. 93, Cal St. Northridge 47

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Dec. 18 New Orleans Bowl........................................................... Troy 48, Ohio 21 Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl...................Louisville (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (8-4)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl..........................................Utah (10-2) vs. Boise State (11-1)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 23 Poinsettia Bowl.................................San Diego State (8-4) vs. Navy (8-3)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl.................................................... Hawaii (10-3) vs. Tulsa (9-3)

7 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl........Toledo (8-4) vs. Florida International (6-6) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 27 Independence Bowl........................Georgia Tech (6-6) vs. Air Force (8-4)

4 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 28 Champs Sports Bowl...North Carolina State (8-4) vs. West Virginia (9-3) 5:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 28 Insight Bowl..................................................Missouri (10-2) vs. Iowa (7-5)

9 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 29 Military Bowl.................................... East Carolina (6-6) vs. Maryland (8-4) 1:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 29 Texas Bowl.......................................................Baylor (7-5) vs. Illinois (6-6)

5 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl..................................Arizona (7-5) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2) 8:15 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl...............................................SMU 7-6 vs. Army (6-5)

11 a.m. ESPN

Dec. 30 Pinstripe Bowl................................. Syracuse (7-5) vs. Kansas State (7-5) 2:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Music City Bowl..........................North Carolina (7-5) vs. Tennessee (6-6) 5:40 p.m. ESPN Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl.................................. Nebraska (10-3) vs. Washington (6-6)

9 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 31 Meineke Bowl...................................Clemson (6-6) vs. South Florida (7-5)

11 a.m. ESPN

Dec. 31 Sun Bowl.................................................Notre Dame (7-5) vs. Miami (7-5)

1 p.m. CBS

Dec. 31 Liberty Bowl...................................................Georgia (6-6) vs. UCF (10-3) 2:30 p.m. ESPN Dec. 31 Chick-fil-A Bowl......................South Carolina (9-4) vs. Florida State (9-4) 6:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 1 TicketCity Bowl............................. Northwestern (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (7-5)

11 a.m. ESPNU

Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl...........................Michigan State (11-1) vs. Alabama (9-3)

noon ESPN

Jan. 1 Outback Bowl............................................Florida (7-5) vs. Penn State (7-5)

noon ABC

4 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl........................................Connecticut (8-4) vs. Oklahoma (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 3 Orange Bowl....................................Stanford (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl.........................................Ohio State (11-1) vs. Arkansas (10-2) 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 6 Bowl...............Miami Ohio (9-4) vs. Middle Tennessee (6-6)

7 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 7 Cotton Bowl................................................Texas A&M (9-3) vs. LSU (10-2)

7 p.m. Fox

Jan. 8 BBVA Compass Bowl............................ Pittsburgh (7-5) vs. Kentucky (6-6)

11 a.m. ESPN

Jan. 9 Fight Hunger Bowl..........................Boston College (7-5) vs. Nevada (12-1)

8 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 10 BCS National Championship.....................Auburn 13-0 vs. Oregon (12-0) 7:30 p.m. ESPN

VHS Continued from Page B1.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT UCF.................... 0 0 .000 10 0 1.000 Memphis............. 0 0 .000 9 1 .900 Southern Miss.. 0 0 .000 7 1 .875 UTEP.................. 0 0 .000 9 2 .818 Marshall.............. 0 0 .000 8 2 .800 UAB.................... 0 0 .000 8 2 .800 Tulane................. 0 0 .000 6 3 .667 East Carolina...... 0 0 .000 7 4 .636 SMU.................... 0 0 .000 6 4 .600 Rice.................... 0 0 .000 5 4 .556 Houston.............. 0 0 .000 6 5 .545 Tulsa................... 0 0 .000 5 5 .500 Monday’s Games Memphis 68, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61 UTEP 61, Stephen F.Austin 52 Today’s Games Stetson vs. Rice, 2 p.m. Va. Commonwealth at UAB, 7 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Houston, 7 p.m. Auburn-Montgomery at Tulane, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Wichita St., 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games ETSU vs. Southern Miss, 1:30 p.m. Rice vs. Miami at South Point Arena, 2 p.m. UCF at Massachusetts, 6 p.m. Marshall at James Madison, 6 p.m. East Carolina at George Washington, 6 p.m. Alabama St. at SMU, 7 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Dec. 18 Humanitarian Bowl............................Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17

Jan. 1 Rose Bowl................................................... TCU (12-0) vs. Wisconsin (11-1)

All Games W L PCT 8 2 .800 8 2 .800 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 7 2 .778 8 3 .727

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama A&M.... 0 0 .000 3 5 Jackson St........ 0 0 .000 4 8 Texas Southern.. 0 0 .000 2 7 Grambling St...... 0 0 .000 2 8 Alabama St......... 0 0 .000 2 9 Prairie View........ 0 0 .000 2 10 MVSU................. 0 0 .000 1 9 Southern U......... 0 0 .000 1 9 Alcorn St........... 0 0 .000 0 8 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 0 0 .000 0 10 Monday’s Games Belmont 66, Alabama St. 53 Xavier, NO 72, Southern U. 58 Bradley 64, Jackson St. 55 Today’s Games Dallas Christian at Prairie View, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Marquette, 7 p.m. Grambling St. at Nebraska, 7 p.m. Alcorn St. at South Alabama, 7:05 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Denver, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Alabama St. at SMU, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Arkansas, 7 p.m.

Dec. 18 New Mexico Bowl . ........................................................ BYU 52, UTEP 24

Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.................................... Michigan (7-5) vs. Mississippi State (8-4) 12:30 p.m. ESPN2



Southeast Division

W Miami.............................21 Atlanta...........................18 Orlando..........................16 Charlotte........................9 Washington....................7

Monday’s Games No. 1 Duke 98, Elon 72 No. 4 Connecticut 76, Coppin St. 64 No. 5 Syracuse 97, Morgan St. 55 No. 16 Memphis 68, Texas A&M-C.C. 63 Jacksonville 71, No. 20 Florida 68 Today’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. vs. UNC Asheville, 7:30 p.m. No. 7 San Diego St. vs. San Francisco, at Las Vegas, 9 p.m. No. 11 Kansas St. vs. UNLV, 8 p.m. No. 14 Purdue vs. IPFW, 5:30 p.m. No. 19 Tennessee vs. Southern Cal, 6 p.m. No. 23 BYU at Weber St., 8 p.m. No. 25 Texas A&M vs. Wagner, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 3 Kansas at California, 10 p.m. No. 4 Connecticut vs. Harvard, 6 p.m. No. 5 Syracuse vs. Drexel, 6 p.m. No. 6 Pittsburgh vs. American, 6 p.m. No. 7 San Diego St. vs. IUPUI, 9 p.m. No. 8 Villanova at Monmouth, N.J., 6 p.m. No. 9 Missouri vs. No. 21 Illinois, 8 p.m. No. 12 Michigan St. vs. No. 18 Texas, 6 p.m. No. 13 Kentucky vs. Winthrop, Noon No. 15 Baylor vs. San Diego, at Honolulu, 4 p.m. No. 20 Florida vs. Radford, 6 p.m. No. 22 Notre Dame vs. UMBC, 6:30 p.m. No. 24 UCF at Massachusetts, 6 p.m.

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Arkansas............. 0 0 .000 7 2 Ole Miss............ 0 0 .000 7 2 Mississippi St... 0 0 .000 7 3 LSU..................... 0 0 .000 7 4 Alabama............. 0 0 .000 5 6 Auburn................ 0 0 .000 3 7 Monday’s Game Jacksonville 71, Florida 68, OT Today’s Games High Point at Georgia, 6 p.m. Southern Cal at Tennessee, 6 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at Auburn, 7 p.m. Lipscomb at Alabama, 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Winthrop at Kentucky, Noon Mississippi St. vs. Washington St., 2 p.m. Texas St. vs. Ole Miss, 5 p.m. Radford at Florida, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Furman, 6 p.m. North Texas at LSU, 7 p.m. Texas Southern at Arkansas, 7 p.m.

nba W Boston...........................22 New York.......................16 Philadelphia...................11 Toronto..........................10 New Jersey...................8




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Meridian scored the first five points of the third quarter to go up seven. Ammons, however, brought the Gators back. He had nine points in the quarter to pull Vicksburg within 50-45. A basket by Josh Gaskin, who had 15 points for Vicksburg, made it 55-51 with 4:35 left. Meridian got a 3-pointer from Hurn go to up 58-51. Ammons’ final basket brought the deficit to five at 58-53 with two minutes to go. Vicksburg made three straight stops, but got nothing out of it as two turnovers and a missed shot by Kienta Ross killed its chances. A 3-pointer by Meridian with 44 seconds left sealed it. “We made some big shots when we needed to do,” Meridian coach Randy Bolden said. “Vicksburg has a good team and they played us well.” Gaskin, who also had six rebounds, said the Gators will grow from this. “Too many turnovers and a lack of execution hurt us,” Gaskin said.

Today’s Games No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 22 Florida St., 6 p.m. No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 23 Syracuse, at Nassau, Bahamas, 6:15 p.m. No. 3 Duke vs. No. 4 Xavier, 6 p.m. No. 6 West Virginia at N.C. Central, 5 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. No. 12 Michigan St. vs. Vermont, 6 p.m. No. 16 DePaul at Arizona St., 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 5 Tennessee vs. ETSU, 6 p.m. No. 8 Stanford at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. No. 14 Iowa vs. Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. No. 20 Georgetown vs. Coppin St., 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. Clemson, 7:15 p.m. No. 24 Boston College at Michigan, 6 p.m.

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Vicksburg 15 18 12 16 — 53 Meridian 11 24 15 11 — 61 Vicksburg (53) Mychal Ammons 16, Josh Gaskin 15, Gibbs 9, Gaines 7, Brown 5. Meridian (61) Rodney Hood 20, Marcus Hurn 12, Derin Cherry 10, Smith 9, Waters 5, Sims 4.



Vicksburg 9 18 6 5 — 33 Raymond 4 17 13 9 — 48 Vicksburg (38) Donyeah Mayfield 10, Farris 9, Hill 9, Butler 6, Smith 2. Raymond (43) Tamera Williams 20, Byrd 7, Robinson 4, Thompson 4, Willis 3, Bell 2, Williams 2.

(G) Raymond 43, VHS 38 Vicksburg (6-4) missed a chance to beat defending Grand Slam champion Raymond at the Ridgeland Classic. A 3-pointer by Raymond’s Tamera Williams with 1:27 left Donyeah broke a 35-35 tie. Mayfield Williams then added another basket, and two free throws from Allisa Wiilliams with 12 seconds left sealed it for the Lady Rangers. Donyeah Mayfield scored 10 points to pace Vicksburg, but none came in the second half. Shanequa Hill also scored all nine of her points in the first half to hand the Missy Gators a 27-21 lead. Tamera Williams hit three 3-pointers in the second half to key Raymond’s comeback. The Missy Gators will return to action next week at the Mendenhall tournament.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-2-5 La. Pick 4: 5-5-2-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-3 La. Pick 4: 2-0-6-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-9 La. Pick 4: 6-3-0-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-7 La. Pick 4: 2-5-8-0 Easy 5: 14-17-25-28-33 La. Lotto: 11-16-23-36-38-40 Powerball: 10-11-18-32-45 Powerball: 18; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-7 La. Pick 4: 2-0-2-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-9 La. Pick 4: 6-8-9-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-0 La. Pick 4: 0-4-8-6 Easy 5: 8-16-21-22-34 La. Lotto: 1-8-21-24-29-35 Powerball: 4-11-19-33-43

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Polar Express” — The conductor, Tom Hanks, of a train to the North Pole guides a boy who questions the existence of Santa Claus. Animated./8 on ABC n SPORTS College football — It’s time for Southern Miss to go bowling. The Golden Eagles take on Louisville in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla./7 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “Minute to Win It” — ConTom Hanks testants compete in holidaythemed games in hopes of winning special prizes, including a grand prize of $3 million; Christmas carolers and Santa’s helpers make special appearances./7 on NBC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Phil Donahue, talk show host, 75; Jane Fonda, actress, 73; Samuel L. Jackson, actor, 62; Jeffrey Katzenberg, movie producer, 60; Jane Kaczmarek, actress, 55; Ray Romano, actorcomedian, 53; Andy Dick, actor-comedian, 45; Kiefer Sutherland, actor, 44; Brett Scallions, singer-musician, 39; Luke Stricklin, country singer, 28. n DEATHS Steve Landesberg — The actor who might have been best known for his role as the intellectual and sometimes annoying Detective Sgt. Arthur Dietrich on the long-running 1970s cop comedy “Barney Miller” has died. But younger audiences knew Landesberg, too — for a slew of recent parts such as the doctor on the 2008 hit movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” The veteran actor died Monday at age 65, his agent, Steve Jeffrey Leavitt, said. The cause of death wasn’t Landesberg released. Nash C. Roberts Jr. — A meteorologist hailed during a 50-year broadcast career for his accuracy in predicting the tracks of Gulf Coast hurricanes has died at age 92. WWL-TV interim News Director Mike Hoss said Roberts died Sunday. Details were not released and funeral arrangements were pending Monday. Roberts had been a meteorologist in the Navy during World War II and opened a consulting firm in 1946, according to WWL. He signed on to do weather broadcasts with WDSU television in 1951.


Manager: Twain engaged to Thiebaud Country singer Shania Twain is engaged. Twain’s manager Jason Owen confirmed Monday that Twain is engaged to business executive Frederic Thiebaud. Owen declined further comment. The news was first reported by Us Weekly. Twain first confirmed in August 2009 that she was dating Thiebaud after her divorce Shania Twain and Frederic from Robert “Mutt” Lange, who Thiebaud had an affair with Twain’s best friend and Thiebaud’s wife, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. She reached out to Frederic Thiebaud in the aftermath, and wrote on her website last year that she had found “a dear friend and true gentleman.”

Tracy Morgan has kidney transplant “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan is recovering from a kidney transplant. A statement released Monday by Morgan’s publicist said Morgan is doing well and taking “much-needed time” to recover from the surgery earlier this month. The statement said the actor-comedian looks forward to returning to work on the New Yorkbased NBC sitcom after the holidays. Tracy Morgan The 42-year-old Morgan plays the goofy star of a TV show on “30 Rock.” Another “30 Rock” cast member, Grizz Chapman, also received a new kidney earlier this year.

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Newton, flying Santas open Choctaw casino By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press SANDERSVILLE — Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton flashed his blindingly perfect smile and five men dressed as Santa Claus parachuted from the sky Monday to help open a new casino in rural Mississippi. The Bok Homa Casino is owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The gambling hall is on tribal land in the woods of Jones County, in the south central part of the state. “I, too, am a very proud Native American,” the tuxedoed Newton said. “And it’s with great honor that I join my brothers and sisters from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in saying welcome to the newest star on the horizon. A big round of applause, ladies and gentlemen: Bok Homa.” Traffic backed up for more than an hour on twolane roads leading to the 27,000-square-foot casino, which is about the size of a large suburban grocery store and does not have glitzy lights outside. With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 50s, about 400 people stood in a brisk breeze and waited to get in. Several women screamed “Waaaayne! Waaaayne!” when Newton first appeared on an outdoor stage. As the Santas drifted down from the sky on red, white and blue parachutes, four Choctaw youngsters, ages 3 through 5, jumped and squealed: “Santa! Santa!” Once the doors opened, seats at hundreds of slot machines filled quickly as people dropped money into the flashing, clanging contraptions. Grady Payne, a resident of nearby Laurel, played a $1 slot. He said he gambles every weekend at the Choctaws’ other casino, the Silver Star, which is about 90 miles north of Bok Homa, outside Philadelphia. “I actually think they should’ve built this casino bigger,” said Payne, 58, who helps manufacture portable buildings. “I think it’s a good thing for Sandersville, even though a lot of people were against it.” Religious groups and several politicians, including Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, opposed the casino. Some local residents said they were worried that roads and water systems will be stressed by the development. Addie Chinn, who teaches for the Laurel school system, waited in line to gamble Monday. “I think of the job oppor-

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Parents who lost daughter are now in a different place Dear Abby: My beautiful 20-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident. I am writing this not only for myself, but for all parents who have lost a child, and to all of the wonderful people who asked, “What can I do for you?” At the time there wasn’t much anyone could do to help, but after two years I have an answer: Accept me for who I am NOW. When Rachel came into my life, it changed me profoundly. Losing her did the same. Her father and I work hard to honor her memory, but we will never “get over it” to the degree of being who we were before. I am different now. In some ways — I think — better. I am kinder, more patient, more appreciative of small things, but I am



not as outgoing nor as quick to laugh. I know people mean well when they encourage me to get on with my life, but this IS my life. My priorities have changed. My expectations of what my future will hold have changed. Please extend to me again the offer of “anything I can do” and, please, accept me as I am now. — Different Now in Riverview, Fla. Dear Different Now: Please accept my profound sympathy for the tragic loss of your


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Conditions, both socially and materially, are looking quite hopeful in the near future, especially because of certain people who trust you to do all the right things regarding shared projects. You shan’t let them down. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t hesitate to take on a number of assignments simultaneously, because the busier you are, the greater your efficacy will be. In fact, put the toughest jobs at the top of your list. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Focus in areas that could provide you with several major, easily achievable goals. Remain positive, because they could put you in the profit column quite swiftly. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Try to make an arrangement to get together with someone who has been on your mind a lot lately, because chances are s/he has been thinking of you as well. Good things could ensue. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Step back a few paces and let a wannabe run the show for a bit. You might fare better in the long run if you start to train others to step in and learn to be able to carry the load if needed. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — In a conversation with friends, you might get a good idea about making something in which you’re involved more profitable than it already is. Follow through on your brainstorm. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — This is a better than usual day for devising ways to materially enrich your life. What you conceive at this time is likely to work out quite successfully. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — One of your greatest assets is helping people to have faith in themselves in ways that rouse their spirits and enthusiasm. You might spread yourself around in this way more than usual. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Your intuition and kindness are two very valuable assets that are apt to enable you to spot a number of opportunities others miss, so don’t ignore any hunches — investigate all possibilities. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Follow any path you stumble on that might uncover an impediment that has been disturbing you, because even if you can’t totally remove it, you might be able to circumnavigate it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — That which appears to be small or even insignificant to most people is likely to lead you to some very large opportunities, especially where your career or work is concerned. Be sure to follow what you can. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your outgoing attitude and warm demeanor will attract favorable attention. Even several people who have failed to acknowledge you previously will sit up and take notice. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It shouldn’t come as any surprise that you could be the catalyst for making good things happen, both for you and your posse.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 17 and have my driving license. Once in a while, if I’m going somewhere special, my dad allows me to drive the car, and I appreciate his generosity. Last Saturday, he let me use the car to go to the mall with a friend. On the way home, a guy ran into the rear of the car while I was stopped at a light. I called my dad. He came right over and took down the guy’s name and all that stuff. He also called the police, who investigated the accident. There wasn’t a lot of damage done to Dad’s car, but the guy’s insurance will pay for it. But now my dad says that since I’ve had an accident, I can’t drive the car any more. Do you think this is fair? A simple yes or no will do. My father also reads your column religiously, so we will read your answer together. — Nameless, St. John, Ind. Nameless: No. You should not be blamed for an accident that was not your fault! Dr. Wallace: Why are girls always blamed for the high rate of teen pregnancies? Aren’t people — who write articles, do surveys, and think they know a lot about teenagers — aware that it takes both a male and a female to cause a pregnancy? Why is it always the girl who is singled out and ridiculed and never the boy? I’m getting very tired of this injustice. — Demi, Reno, Nev. Demi: You know the old expression, “the buck stops here”? When it comes to giving birth — that’s the woman’s lot. She can’t evade responsibility the way a male can. In some cases, the guy might not even be aware he’s going to be a father. The female endures all the emotional trauma of pregnancy and birth — which, unfortunately, makes her an easy target for superficial social critics. They see unwanted pregnancy as the woman’s problem. It’s not fair, but that’s the way it is. The next time you read an article that forgets to mention that two people are involved in making babies, write to the author and explain the injustice. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

daughter. I hope that your letter will help anyone who doesn’t understand that the death of a child is the most devastating loss parents can suffer and that the experience is life-changing. They may get beyond it, but they never get “over” it. To expect that they would is unrealistic, because it’s a wound that may become less visible but never goes away. Dear Abby: My husband and I struggled for years to have children. After many attempts and disappointments we have exhausted all our options. It has been extremely difficult for me to accept. My husband recently found his daughter from a previous relationship. He knew she existed, but his ex had kept the girl from him for many years. He is now ecstatic and wants

to spend every minute with her. He tells me how happy he is to have a daughter. I want to be supportive, but it kills me. The girl appears to have no desire to have me in her life. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to view her as my stepdaughter. Yes, she’s my husband’s — but she is his, not “ours.” I accept that my feelings are somewhat selfish, but I am not sure how to deal with them. I have been in and out of counseling with no change. Please help. — Not a “Real” Mom Dear Not: Stop beating yourself up for having unpleasant feelings. If your description is accurate, your husband has allowed his daughter to “clique” you out. While it’s understandable that because of their long separation his daughter could be fixated on him and vice versa, he should

Gallbladder disease might be cause of pain Dear Dr. Gott: In your article about abdominal pain, I think you might have missed a likely possibility: gallbladder disease. I suffered from this for years, and no doctor took me seriously because I didn’t have gallstones. When I finally had my gallbladder removed, I didn’t have any more pain. Estrogen is known to irritate the gallbladder, and a 15-yearold has considerable estrogen in her body. Dear Reader: Gallbladder disease is another cause of abdominal pain. The pain is typically on the upper right side of the abdomen and may worsen after eating, especially fatty foods. Nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite might also be present. There are several types of gallbladder disease that include gallstones, inflammation, infection and blockage/obstruction. Two or more of these can be present at the same time. For example, inflammation can lead to blockage, which can lead to infection, or gallstones can lead to blockage, which can then lead to infection. Symptoms may be reduced by making dietary changes. These can include eliminating suspected food allergens; increasing intake of fiber, fruits and vegetables; and reducing the intake of refined and fatty foods, trans fats, red meat, alcohol and tobacco. Further treatment depends on which type of gallbladder disease is present. Gallstones can be treated with medication to dissolve the stone, but this can take up to two years and the stones often recur. Chronic issues with stones and inflammation more often necessitate surgery to remove the stones or the entire gallbladder. Dear Dr. Gott: Your article about the undiagnosed stomach problems sounded exactly like my niece. She suffered for several years until she saw an allergist, who found that she had many food allergies. As long as she avoids those foods, she is pain-free. Dear Reader: I received three other letters similar to yours. Two of those also mentioned H. Pylori, along with the food allergies and sensitivities. H. Pylori is a common type of bacteria thought to be present in about half of the world’s population. Most people do not exhibit symptoms, nor do they experience any complications; however, for others, it can lead to potentially serious problems. Symptoms include weight loss, bloating, nausea, vomiting, frequent burping and an ache or burning pain in the abdomen. Complications include ulcers of the stomach and small intestine, stomach cancer and inflammation of the stomach lining. Treatment consists of antibiotics and medications to reduce stomach acid. Further testing to determine whether the infection has been eradicated may be recommended. Food sensitivities are food allergies. The different names



come into play because allergies conjure up thoughts of hives, rashes, swollen throats and tongues, and classic allergic reactions. Sensitivities, on the other hand, are often associated with other symptoms, such as gas, bloating, pain, constipation, diarrhea and more. Again, these are just different symptoms caused by the same problem: the body overreacting to a certain substance. Avoidance of the offending food is the best treatment.

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let her know that both of you will love her if she’ll give you the chance. Look at it from her perspective. If she’s a young woman, she is dealing with a lot of emotions right now. Try to be patient, treat her warmly when you see her, and give her a chance to get to know you. Good relationships aren’t

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WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company f/k/a Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-3 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated July 29, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1512 at Page 268; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company f/k/a Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-3, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 4, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: LOT 82 All of that certain Lot or Parcel of Land lying and being situated in part of the Southeast One-Quarter of Section 23, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, more particularly described as follows to-wit: Commencing at an iron rod (Found) on the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80, marking the Northwest corner of the B.P. Buford's 46.6 acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 1048 at Page 7 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run S 04 degrees 30' E, 533.37 feet; and run thence S 89 degrees 47' 30" W, 183.55 feet; thence S 01 degrees 33' 23" W, 35.50 feet; thence S 54 degrees 29' 18" E, 355.50 feet; and thence run N 22 degrees 16' 27" E, 59.19 feet to an iron rod, and, the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run N 22 degrees 16' 27" E, 118.63 feet to an iron rod; thence run S 73 degrees 06' 08" E, 184.39 feet to an iron rod; thence run S 18 degrees 48' 27" W, 153.76 feet to an iron rod; thence run N 62 degrees 30' 21" W, 193.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.588 Acre. TOGETHER WITH: That certain Perpetual, nonexclusive easement, to be used in common for the Purpose of a Roadway, and for the installation and maintenance of Sewer Lines, Power Lines and Water Lines over and across that certain Fifty (50') foot wide strip of Land being further described as Commencing at the Northeast Corner of said B.P. Buford Tract; thence run S 86 degrees 00' W, 500.21 feet to the Intersection of the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80 with the centerline of Silver Leaf Drive, and the POINT OF BEGINNING OF ROAD EASEMENT; thence run 25' either side of the following described centerline: S 06 degrees 48' 39" E, 58.65 feet; thence S 27 degrees 20' 29" E, 76.9 feet; thence S 39 degrees 12' 31" E, 102.1 feet; thence S 36 degrees 01' 10" E, 43.78 feet; thence S 55 degrees 02' 51" E, 125.37 feet to a point in the centerline of another Road; thence leaving the centerline of said Silver Leaf Drive, run along the centerline of Another Road as Follows: S 38 degrees 33' W, 195.0 feet; thence S 07 degrees 41' 36" W, 527.06 feet to THE END OF EASEMENT; SUBJECT TO: That certain 25' strip of Land, to be used for a Roadway, over and across a certain 25' wide strip lying immediately South of the North line of the herein described property. The above described real property includes a manufactured home described as a 2001 28 X 48 Autumn bearing a Serial Number AHAL179601 AB. The manufactured home is a fixture related to the real property and has become a part of the realty. Any foreclosure of this deed of trust will include the manufactured home situated thereon. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 7th day of December, 2010. #J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 519 Heartwood Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 07-1234DM Publish: 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 (3t)

27" W, 153.76 feet to an iron rod; thence run N 62 degrees 30' 21" W, 193.68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, containing 0.588 Acre. TOGETHER WITH: That certain Perpetual, nonexclusive easement, to be used in common for the Purpose of a Roadway, and for the installation and maintenance of Sewer Lines, Power Lines and Water Lines over and across that certain Fifty (50') foot wide strip of Land being further described as Commencing at the Northeast Corner of said B.P. Buford Tract; thence run S 86 degrees 00' W, 500.21 feet to the Intersection of the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80 with the centerline of Silver Leaf Drive, and the POINT OF BEGINNING OF ROAD EASEMENT; thence run 25' either side of the following described centerline: S 06 degrees 48' 39" E, 58.65 feet; thence S 27 degrees 20' 29" E, 76.9 feet; thence S 39 degrees 12' 31" E, 102.1 feet; thence S 36 degrees 01' 10" E, 43.78 feet; thence S 55 degrees 02' 51" E, 125.37 feet to a point in the centerline of another Road; thence leaving the centerline of said Silver Leaf Drive, run along the centerline of Another Road as Follows: S 38 degrees 33' W, 195.0 feet; thence S 07 degrees 41' 36" W, 527.06 feet to THE END OF EASEMENT; SUBJECT TO: That certain 25' strip of Land, to be used for a Roadway, over and across a certain 25' wide strip lying immediately South of the North line of the herein described property. The above described real property includes a manufactured home described as a 2001 28 X 48 Autumn bearing a Serial Number AHAL179601 AB. The manufactured home is a fixture related to the real property and has become a part of the realty. Any foreclosure of this deed of trust will include the manufactured home situated thereon. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 7th day of December, 2010. #J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 519 Heartwood Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 07-1234DM Publish: 12/14, 12/21, 12/28 (3t)

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on July 27, 2005, Diane Warfield December 21, 2010 executed aTuesday, promissory note payable to the order of First Horizon Home Loan Corporation; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid promissory note was secured by a Deed of Trust dated July 27, 2005, executed by Diane Warfield and Michael Warfield and being recorded in Book 1563, at Page 567, of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and which aforesaid Instrument conveys to Jerry Baker, Trustee and to First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as Beneficiary, the hereinafter described property; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee Nomura Home Equity Loan, Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE1, by an Assignment filed of record on December 1, 2010, and recorded in Book 1516, at Page 448, in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee Nomura Home Equity Loan, Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE1, having executed a Substitution of Trustee to substitute Floyd Healy as trustee in the place and stead of Jerry Baker, the same having been recorded in Book 1516, at Page 449, of the records of the Classified line ads are charged according to the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and number of lines. For complete pricing WHEREAS, default having information contact a Classified Sales occurred under the terms and conditions of said Representative today at 601-636-SELL. promissory note and Deed of Trust and the holder having Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are declared the entire balance due and payable; and charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. Substituted Trustee in said Deed of Trust will on the 5th day of January, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the West steps of the Warren County Courthouse, located at 1009 Cherry Street, in Vicksburg, ENDING HOMELESSCenter For Mississippi, the following NESS. WOMEN with chilPregnancy Choices described property located dren or without are you in Free Pregnancy Tests and situated in Warren need of shelter? Mountain (non-medical facility) County, Mississippi, to wit: of Faith Ministries/ WomAll of Lot 59 in Block A of · Education on All en's Restoration Shelter. Marion Park Subdivision, Certain restrictions apply, Options Part 4, as shown by map or 601-661-8990. Life coach· Confidential Counplat record in Plat Book 1 at ing available by appointseling Page 37 of the land records ment. Call 601-638-2778 of Warren County, for appt Mississippi. Indexing Instructions: Lot www.vicksburgpregnanKEEP UP WITH all the 59, Block A, Marion Park local news and sales...Subdivision, Part 4, Warren County, Mississippi. subscribe to The VicksMore commonly known as: burg Post Today! Call 502 Longview, Vicksburg, Is the one you Mississippi 39180 601-636-4545, love Subject to the rights of way ask for Circulation. hurting you? and easement for public roads and public utilities, and Call to any prior conveyance or Haven House Family reservation of mineral of Runaway Shelter every kind and character, Are you 12 to 17? including but not limited to 601-638-0555 or Alone? Scared? oil, gas, sand and gravel in Call 601-634-0640 any1-800-898-0860 or under subject property. time or 1-800-793-8266 Services available to As the undersigned We can help! Substituted Trustee, I will women & children who are One child, convey only such title as is victims of one day at a time. vested in me under said domestic violence and/or Deed of Trust. homeless: Shelter, counThis 10th day of December, seling, group support. 2010. (Counseling available by Prepared by: Floyd Healy appt.) Floyd Healy Substituted Trustee 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 /s/ Floyd Healy Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 Publish: 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, 1/4(4t)

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01. Legals Abandoned Vehicles For Sale The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, repairs and storage. 1995 Dodge Caravan VIN: 1B4GP44ROTB161271 2001 Dodge Stratus VIN: 1B3EJ46X11N6119935 1994 Nissan Van VIN: 4N2DN11WORD851519 1994 Saturn VIN: 1G8ZF5591RF235455 1995 Buick Skylark VIN: 1G4NV55M35C405797 2002 Kawasaki ZX6-600 VIN: JALX4E102B518977 1997 Ford Ranger VIN: 1FTCR10A9VV814D029 Date of Sale: Thursday, December 23, 2010 Time of Sale: 9:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Thomas Towing 2100 North Washington St. Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 (3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 7, 2001, Anthony Burden, an Unmarried Man and Sonya Jones, an Unmarried Woman, executed a certain deed of trust to Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for the benefit of Long Beach Mortgage Company which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1265 at Page 102 and reformed in Chancery Cause #2010-113gn; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company formerly known as Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-3 by instrument dated January 24, 2008 and recorded in Book 1474 at Page 494 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company f/k/a Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-3 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated July 29, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1512 at Page 268; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Deutsche Bank National Trust Company f/k/a Bankers Trust Company of California, N.A., as Trustee for Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2001-3, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on January 4, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: LOT 82 All of that certain Lot or Parcel of Land lying and being situated in part of the Southeast One-Quarter of Section 23, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, more particularly described as follows to-wit: Commencing at an iron rod (Found) on the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80, marking the Northwest corner of the B.P. Buford's 46.6 acre tract as recorded in Deed Book 1048 at Page 7 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run S 04 degrees 30' E, 533.37 feet; and run thence S 89 degrees 47' 30" W, 183.55 feet; thence S 01 degrees 33' 23" W, 35.50

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN WHEREAS, on July 27, 2005, Diane Warfield executed a promissory note payable to the order of First Horizon Home Loan Corporation; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid promissory note was secured by a Deed of Trust dated July 27, 2005, executed by Diane Warfield and Michael Warfield and being recorded in Book 1563, at Page 567, of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and which aforesaid Instrument conveys to Jerry Baker, Trustee and to First Horizon Home Loan Corporation, as Beneficiary, the hereinafter described property; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee Nomura Home Equity Loan, Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE1, by an Assignment filed of record on December 1, 2010, and recorded in Book 1516, at Page 448, in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee Nomura Home Equity Loan, Inc. Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-HE1, having executed a Substitution of Trustee to substitute Floyd Healy as trustee in the place and stead of Jerry Baker, the same having been recorded in Book 1516, at Page 449, of the records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having occurred under the terms and conditions of said promissory note and Deed of Trust and the holder having declared the entire balance due and payable; and WHEREAS, Floyd Healy, Substituted Trustee in said Deed of Trust will on the 5th day of January, 2011, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., offer for sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash at the West steps of the Warren County Courthouse, located at 1009 Cherry Street, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, the following described property located and situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to wit: All of Lot 59 in Block A of Marion Park Subdivision, Part 4, as shown by map or plat record in Plat Book 1 at Page 37 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. Indexing Instructions: Lot 59, Block A, Marion Park Subdivision, Part 4, Warren County, Mississippi. More commonly known as: 502 Longview, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Subject to the rights of way and easement for public roads and public utilities, and to any prior conveyance or of mineral of Teachers, stay-at-home reservation every kind and character, parents, college students, including but not limited to oil, gas, sand and gravel in nurses. . . they’re all or under subject property. delivering the newspaper As the undersigned Trustee, I will in their spare time and Substituted convey only such title as is vested in me earning extra income! Deed of Trust.under said It’s easy - and it’s a great This 10th day of December, way to earn extra cash. 2010. Prepared by: Floyd Healy Floyd Healy Substituted Trustee 1405 N. Pierce, Suite 306 /s/ Floyd Healy To join Little Rock, Arkansas 72207 12/14, 12/21, 12/28, The Vicksburg Post Publish: 1/4(4t)

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SPECIAL BABIES, SHIHPOOS . 1 wonderful chocolate male, black and white male, cute cute cream Brindle girl, Very very small. Ready to go. CPR registered, shots and wormed. $250. Delhi 318-680- 2100.

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WONDERFUL SHIH-TZU babies (your family dog) Such sweet little dolls. Lots of color. For now until Christmas, shots and wormed, CPR registered. Male $200, Female $250. Delhi 318-680-2100.

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I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386. FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. 1415 Washington Street, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-8734236, 662-873-2878, leave message.

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Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

1999 16 x 80, 3 bedroom 2 bath, $13,900 601-941-9116. 1999 32 x 80 4 bedroom, 2 bath, $29,900 601-941-3733.

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211


Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm





2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.



Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Eagle Lake 55 Sullivan Cove,


33. Commercial Property BARGAIN!! PRIME OFFICE space, $450 monthly. Call 601629-7305 or 601-291-1148.

â&#x153;°â&#x153;°FOR LEASEâ&#x153;°â&#x153;°

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Licensed in MS and LA

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bank Owned, Make Offer!â&#x20AC;? 1.5 story, 1580 sf, 3/2, wood floors, fireplace. 601-218-1800 Bette Paul Warner, McMillin Real Estate,

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

1803 Clay Street

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

105 RANCHO ROAD. 2 bedroom, 1 bath with 4.99 acres. Located 1 mile outside city limits. $60,000. 601-415-5033.

36. Farms & Acreage 3.03 ACRES ON BILL Strong Road, cleared/ ready to build. $20,000. 601-2189984, 601-218-7816.

310.46 acres Freetown Road, Bovina area. Rolling pasture, beautiful house site. $55,000. 321.52 acres China Grove. Wooded, $85,000. 3Financing available3 May and Campbell Land Company. 601-634-8255.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

2008 CRF 450X Street Legal, $4,900. Very low miles, like new condition. 601-636-1927

40. Cars & Trucks

98 Malibu - $728 Down 01 Cavalier - $728 Down 03 Alero - $879 Down 00 Explorer - $879 Down

Garyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cars Hwy 61 S 601-882-9995


Broker, GRI


29. Unfurnished Apartments

475 Mallet Road


34. Houses For Sale

BOVINA AREA- LAKE front, cul-de-sac, approximately 1.5 acres. Reduced to $16,000. 601-831-0302.


Big River Realty

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

35. Lots For Sale

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid â&#x20AC;˘ No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience â&#x20AC;˘

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA home has 2183 sq. ft. and sits back on 7.1 acres. Completely remodeled. Must see!! REDUCED TO $185,000!

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


Debra Grayson

â&#x20AC;˘ 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Studios & Efficiencies

McMillin Real Estate


to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building â&#x20AC;˘ Off Street Parking â&#x20AC;˘ 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ Beautiful River Views â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Discounts â&#x20AC;˘

801 Clay Street â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

Classifieds Really Work!


Bradford Ridge Apartments

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333



Call Today for more information

318-633-9526 Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8am- 11am

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, TOTALLY renovated, all new, $700 1865 MLK. 732-768-5743, 209-628-8756.

29. Unfurnished Apartments


601-661-0765 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity


experience to ads that will produce results.

34. Houses For Sale

2002 16 x 80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $15,500 601-941-3733.

to place your classified ad in The Vicksburg Post!

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

2001 32x80 4 bedroom 3 bath mint condition $34,900 Financing Available 601-941-9166.

Call Vickie, Allaina or Michele Call us today at and place your ad today. 601-636-SELL (7355)

We have the Call us today at experience to write 601-636-SELL (7355) ads that will to place your classified ad in produce results. The Vicksburg Post! Michele, Vickie or Allaina We have the

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

2000 3 bedroom 2 bath Double wide, $14,900 601-941-9116

2 bedroom Apartments Available

$600 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning 601-661-9747.

34. Houses For Sale


2000 16x80 3 bedroom 2 bath $14,900 needs paint 601-941-3733.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Please adopt today!

TOY POODLE CHRISTMAS babies Black, females, shots, wormed, CPR registered Delhi 318-680-2100.

30. Houses For Rent

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

Call the Shelter for more information.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Call us today at 601-636-SELL (7355) to place your classified ad in The Vicksburg Post! We have the experience to write ads that will produce results. Michele, Vickie

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

601-638-7831â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 â&#x20AC;˘


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Vicksburg Post







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